Contact Improvisation Workshop (All Levels)
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Contact Improvisation Workshop (All Levels)

Photo credit: Frédéric Arthur Chabot

Photo credit: Frédéric Arthur Chabot

CONTACT IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP: Connection and Spontaneity

with Jonathan Lilly

MAY 26 2019: 3-6PM

ALL LEVELS (beginners welcome)

Trinity Lutheran Church | 292 Orange St New Haven

$35

***REGISTER at elmcitydance@gmail.com***

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Connection and Spontaneity in Contact Improvisation

At the heart of contact improvisation is the connection between ourselves and our partner. When this connection is open and grounded yet sensitive and fluid, it becomes the starting point for the unfolding of spontaneity and surprise. Through games, exercises, and explorations, this workshop examines connection in contact improvisation and its role in unlocking a kaleidoscope of possibilities. From this foundation, we will work our way into lifts and descents with an emphasis on both safety and spontaneity. Dancers of all levels are welcome, including complete beginners.


Jonathan Lilly came to contact improvisation in 2013, after twenty years of training in aikido, a martial art that can be said to be a direct ancestor of this dance form. His movement and teaching styles are deeply informed by his experience with the Feldenkrais method of somatic education, as well as by a daily meditation practice in the Tibetian Buddhist tradition. He has taught workshops or classes in contact improvisation at a half-dozen locations in the US and Canada. In his day job, he studies ocean physics.

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Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

TRANS BODY // MARCH 30th @ 2pm

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JOIN US

March 30th at 2pm for a showing of what we’ve been working on for the last month. This is not a finished product but rather a sharing of ideas, process and ways of storytelling.

FREE and open to the public.

*LOCATION*

United Church Parish House — 323 Temple St | New Haven

*A commission by New Haven Pride Center in Partnership with Nasty Women CT*

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TINY SHORTS
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

TINY SHORTS

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Tiny Shorts $25 | Birthday Party $15 | Donate $10 for 10 years

JOIN US after Tiny Shorts to Celebrate ECDC’s 10 year Anniversary! Music, Light bites and good conversation at Lyric Hall!


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Through the Echoes
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Through the Echoes

ECDC & Friends are performing in City Wide Open Studios’ Alternative Space Weekend at Yale West Campus!

Through the Echoes

ECDCD & Friends: Conceived and directed by Kellie Ann Lynch

This visually evocative performance will reflect on notions of humanity and pay homage to Yale West Campus, the site of this year’s Alternative Space. The performers will embody the essence of wellbeing through a movement score inspired by contemplative practices and ritualistic ways of being in and being with community. The performance will begin on the second floor glass walkway, and move outside onto the circular stone plaza. Soundtrack by Brian Eno. Performers: Jackie Malka Ryan, Lara Marcin, Giulia Gouge, Julien Kanor, Caitlin Kossmann, Emilia VandenBroek, Kellie Ann Lynch, Alicia White, Stellar Levy, Raven Nee, Emilie Steinnagel, Erika Martin, Alexis Robbins

Performance Schedule

Friday, Oct 26: 4:45pm

Saturday, Oct 27: 1pm and 3pm

Sunday, Oct 28: 12:45pm and 3pm

MORE INFO & DIRECTIONS HERE

Photo by Daniel Eugene Photography

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If You Knew You Then | Boston
Mar
9
to Mar 10

If You Knew You Then | Boston

"If You Knew You Then", is a patchwork reconstruction of circumstances evolved from revisiting past behaviors and memories of the dancers' younger selves. Emerged from themes such as leader and follower, aggression, tension and support, and peer influence, the 60-minute work builds a robust movement landscape where the performers are challenged with negotiating group chemistry and social constructs as they move through a social and solitary terrain.

"If You Knew You Then", is a patchwork reconstruction of circumstances evolved from revisiting past behaviors and memories of the dancers' younger selves. Emerged from themes such as leader and follower, aggression, tension and support, and peer influence, the 60-minute work builds a robust movement landscape where the performers are challenged with negotiating group chemistry and social constructs as they move through a social and solitary terrain.

3 shows!

March 9 @ 8pm | March 10 @ 7pm & 9pm 

Join us for a reception after the 9pm show!

Tickets HERE

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We Love: an ECDC Board Bash
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

We Love: an ECDC Board Bash

Join ECDC for a pre-Valentine's Day bash! Learn more about the dance company and its upcoming plans for 2018. See videos of past performances, meet some of the dancers, and find out how you can help the organization in the future. Drinks, food, and fun will abound at this February 7 event!   ADVANCED TICKETS $25 |  HERE    Door $30

Join ECDC for a pre-Valentine's Day bash! Learn more about the dance company and its upcoming plans for 2018. See videos of past performances, meet some of the dancers, and find out how you can help the organization in the future. Drinks, food, and fun will abound at this February 7 event!

ADVANCED TICKETS $25 | HERE

Door $30

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If You Knew You Then
Mar
31
to Apr 8

If You Knew You Then

"If You Knew You Then", is a patchwork reconstruction of circumstances evolved from revisiting past behaviors and memories of the dancers' younger selves. Emerged from themes such as leader and follower, aggression, tension and support, and peer influence, the 60-minute work builds a robust movement landscape where the performers are challenged with negotiating group chemistry and social constructs as they move through a social and solitary terrain.

Choreography by Kellie Ann Lynch in collaboration with dancers: Luis Antonio, Lindsey Bauer, Tara Burns, Nikki Carrara, Kellie Lynch, Samantha Russell and Alicia White.

World Premiere 2017: March 31 & April 1, 7, 8 | Fri & Sat | Shows at 7pm & 9pm

Tickets available on the Lyric Hall website & calendar  HERE

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